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Find out more on what you should do in the event your COVID-19 swab test result returns as positive.

1) I have been notified that my COVID test result is positive. What does it mean?

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A positive result indicates that you have COVID-19 infection. A healthcare provider and MOH will contact you to arrange for your conveyance to a healthcare facility for further management.



2) I have been notified that my COVID test result is positive. What should I do?

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It is very important that you observe the following precautions to protect others from being exposed to a possible COVID-19 infection:

a) You should put on a mask immediately, isolate yourself in a separate room, ideally with an attached bathroom to minimise interaction with the rest of the household, especially seniors. If you are using a shared bathroom, surfaces that you touch should be wiped down with disinfectant or bleach solution after each use. Please refer to the cleaning guidelines issued by the National Environmental Agency for further information.

b) Maintain good personal hygiene, including washing your hands with soap and water frequently;

c) Do not share any food, crockery, utensils and other personal hygiene items; and

d) Continue to monitor your temperature and symptoms. If your symptoms worsen, please call your healthcare professional. In an emergency e.g. chest pain, palpitations, shortness of breath, please call 995 for an ambulance and also inform the operator of your COVID positive results. 

MOH will contact you to confirm your residential address and arrange for your conveyance to a healthcare facility for further management. Please continue to self-isolate until the transport arrives.   

Contact tracing will be conducted to identify close contacts of confirmed cases. To facilitate this process, please upload your TraceTogether Bluetooth proximity data as soon as you have receive instructions to do so.


3) I am a Migrant Worker living in the dormitory and have been notified that my COVID test result is positive. What should I do?

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It is very important that you observe the following precautions to protect others from being exposed to a possible COVID-19 infection:

a) You should put on a mask immediately, and avoid contact with other persons. Please call your employer and your dorm operator to inform them of your results.

b) Maintain good personal hygiene, including washing your hands with soap and water frequently;

c) Do not share any food, crockery, utensils and other personal hygiene items;

d) Continue to monitor your temperature and symptoms. If your symptoms worsen or you develop chest pain, palpitations, shortness of breath, please inform your dorm operator or employer and seek further medical advice. In the event of an emergency, please call 995 for an ambulance and also inform the operator of your COVID positive results. 

MOH will contact your employer or your dorm operator to confirm your residential address and arrange for your conveyance to a healthcare facility for further management. Please continue to self-isolate until the transport arrives.   

Contact tracing will be conducted to identify close contacts of confirmed cases. To facilitate this process, please upload your TraceTogether  Bluetooth proximity data as soon as you have receive instructions to do so.


4) What should I do if I was informed that my COVID test result is positive while I am at workplace or outside home?

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You should put on a mask immediately. If you are at the workplace, please inform your employer and maintain strict safe distancing of at least 2 metres from your co-workers. Where possible, stay in a separate room to minimise interaction with others while awaiting conveyance to the healthcare facility.  

MOH will contact you to confirm your address and arrange for your conveyance to a healthcare facility for further management. Please continue to self-isolate until the transport arrives.   

Continue to monitor your temperature and symptoms. If your symptoms worsen, please call your healthcare professional. In an emergency e.g. chest pain, palpitations, shortness of breath, please call 995 for an ambulance and also inform the operator of your COVID positive results. 

Contact tracing will be conducted to identify close contacts of confirmed cases. To facilitate this process, please upload your TraceTogether Bluetooth proximity data as soon as you have receive instructions to do so.

5) What do I need to bring along to the healthcare facility?

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You will be required to bring along the following: 

(1) NRIC or passport
(2) Handphone
(3) Required electronic device(s) e.g. laptop and respective chargers
(4) Two sets of clothing
(5) Personal toiletries
(6) Any medications you are currently on (~1 months’ worth of chronic medicine supply if applicable)


6) How do I upload my TraceTogether Data?

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To enable Ministry of Health to quickly follow-up with the necessary public health action such as the quarantine of close contacts, please upload your TraceTogether Bluetooth proximity data.

1) Open your TraceTogether app, and tap on the “UPLOAD” tab at the bottom of the screen.

2) Tap on the “Enter upload code” button.

3) Input the 6-digit upload code provided via SMS or by an authorised MOH officer, then tap “Upload Data”.

4) We have attached step-by-step guides, available in Bengali বাংলা, Chinese 中文, English, Melayu, and Tamil தமிழ்.


How to upload your TraceTogether data [PDF, 397kb]

7) Where do I get the latest information on the disease situation?

You may get the latest information on the disease situation on Singapore Ministry of Health Website at www.moh.gov.sg. For the latest global disease situation, you may wish to refer to information on the World Health Organisation website at www.who.int.